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Jack Betts

Music in the Hills of Georgia

Music in the Hills of Georgia

In the middle of a dreary March marked by frequent snows, cold rains and blustery winds, John and Jody Bowles and their friend Neal Spivey did a remarkable thing.
To Mamie Betts on Her 139th Birthday

To Mamie Betts on Her 139th Birthday

There'll be a small party tonight at our place to celebrate my late grandmother's 139th birthday. Probably just two of us there, part of a dwindling few who remember that remarkable woman when she was in her prime at, oh, 80 or 85.

Wheeze, Honk, and Hack

Wheeze, Honk, and Hack

The lump in the back of my throat that night wasn't for my inept Tar Heels, who had gotten blown away by Rutgers a couple days earlier, or the Washington Redskins, which had gotten blown away by Dallas in a forgettable end to a forgettable season that represented an absolutely miserable experience for fans of these old teams this fall.

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